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The ADA has produced a series of videos intended to acquaint viewers with the basics of Electronic Health Records (EHRs) and the systems that create, manage, and share them.

  1. Introduction (4:51) This video familiarizes viewers with EHR background information and provides a high level view of government incentive programs designed to encourage EHR adoption
  2. Meaningful Use (5:51) This video provides detailed information about the eligibility requirements for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' EHR incentives program
  3. EHR Benefits and Risks (5:24) This video describes the benefits of EHR use for patients and dentists as well as some of the risks
  4. EHR Activities (3:32) Provides an overview of ADA activities intended to shape EHR design for the benefit of dentists and their patients

Other EHR Resources

CMS EHR Incentives Programs

CMS Information on State Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs

CMS Meaningful Use Registration and Attestation


Electronic Prescription Standard for Dentistry: Standard for Dentistry, White Paper No. 1070 (PDF)
Prepared by ADA SCDI
Growth in electronic prescription capabilities is related to the development of electronic data standards, which provide pharmacies and health care entities with an accepted common format for data interchange. This standard will be a ‘continuous maintenance standard’, meaning that as the standard version changes, the current, approved version of the standard will be the SCDI recommended one. Read more (PDF).

Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA) Articles

The monthly The Journal of the American Dental Association is the nation's premier dental journal—a reliable, peer-reviewed source of information on dentistry and dental science. Today's JADA offers a wide range of information for ADA-member dentists and its other readers around the world, including some articles involving the use of EHRs as data sources for research. Read more.

National Network for Oral Health Access (NNOHA) Health Information Technology White Papers

The National Network for Oral Health Access (NNOHA) developed these resources to assist safety-net oral health programs in implementing HIT projects and staying up-to-date on the changing environment. NNOHA's HIT workgroup continues to assess the EHR needs of Health Center oral health programs and makes recommendations to guide Health Centers in selecting technology solutions. 

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